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About the Course

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease. In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it. In addition, we will present a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives. View the trailer for the course here:

Top reviews


Jan 18, 2021

It was an interesting and informative, at a basis level, course. The information is easy to understand and the new gained knowledges tend to remain in your memory, due to short and interactive videos.


Aug 6, 2020

I really enjoyed doing the course, Very elaborate and informative course. Things are simplified so much that anybody can understand the basics of nutrition which helps in making the wise food choices.

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By Juan H M R

Jun 18, 2018

its excellent , information, videos, ilustrations, everything is perfect!, congratulations.

By Floriberto C R

Feb 14, 2018

Vídeos muy ilustrativos, información clara. Excelente.

La Dra. Maya con muy buena presencia.

By Jennifer N

Oct 17, 2017

Very informative. I took a lot of notes that I will use in my day to day life. Thank you.

By John O

Mar 17, 2016

Wonderfully simple and sensible take on how our food relates to our health. Well produced.

By Yasaman m

Dec 11, 2022

it was a very useful course and could help me to improve my skills in health and nutrition

By Okuda N

Oct 22, 2022

I always enjoy this course. Thank you for giving a chance to take a nice class like this!

By Ana L t r

Sep 22, 2022

Me gustó mucho poruqe potencializó temas que ya conicia, y aprendi nuevas cosas.


By Valentina O G

Jun 22, 2022

I learned important facts about nutrition and how we should eat that everyone should know.

By Mamta

May 20, 2022

It's simple and a great course for people who wants to learn the basics of healthy eating.

By Jônatas P

May 2, 2022

Easy to follow and very practical! Inspired me to have a healthy lifestyle and eat better.

By Bridget B

Apr 20, 2022

Very informational. I have a better understaning of what and how to eat nutritional foods.

By Huong N

Feb 24, 2022

easy to follow and really helpful for people who don't know where to start eating healthy

By Dutch G

Nov 17, 2021

Excellent information made easy to understand. professor was knowledgeable and personable.

By Yusaira F

Jun 19, 2021

this course helps me to clear my views regarding certain nutrition terms.It quite helpful.

By Lize L

Feb 17, 2021

Excellent introductory course. It Will be great for all high-school-aged children as well.

By Shannon

Jan 12, 2021

Helpful. Would also like more information on reading and understanding nutritional labels.


Nov 18, 2020

Very nice .Elaborate .Can be easily understood even by a non medical person .

Dr Medha oak

By Michelle N K C

Sep 29, 2020

I enjoyed the course. It has taught me to eat for health and not just satisfy my cravings.

By Rebecca C

Jul 2, 2020

I really enjoyed this class! Highly recommend! The material is well taught and beneficial!

By Pamella L

Jun 2, 2020

I really enjoyed the course and look forward to sharing it with my students fall semester!


May 19, 2020

Very informative, enjoyed the process of how the course kept me interested the whole time.

By Susana d L

May 9, 2020

Quite interesting. to prevent any disease or the future, and more details about nutrition.

By Romie J

May 6, 2020

Amazing, easy-to-digest, simple information on food, what we eat and the power of cooking!

By Amanda D

Apr 20, 2020

Clear and current information and ideas in this course. I really enjoyed it. Thank you :)